Taking a Step Back

What was once called the objective world is a sort of Rorschach ink blot, into which each culture, each system of science and religion, each type of personality, reads a meaning only remotely derived from the shape and color of the blot itself. –Lewis Mumford, “Orientation to Life,” The Conduct of Life, 1951 — Influence is a powerful weapon in both the right and wrong hands. ... read more

You may have noticed that I disappeared…

Absence makes the heart grow fonder-of somebody else! –Francis Davison’s Poetical Rhapsody (1962), Anonymous — You may have noticed, dear reader, being the rather astute individual that you are, that I have not posted on this website for quite a while now. I thought I would take this opportunity (At my lovely wife’s suggestion) to let you know where I’ve been and why the site... read more

The Point of Life

The world is like a ride at an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it, you think it’s real; because that’s how powerful our minds are.  And the ride goes up and down and round and round, it has thrills and chills and it’s very brightly coloured and it’s very loud.  And it’s fun, for a while.  Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to... read more

Inspire Yourself

You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions. – Aldin Sinclair — You can’t be serious. I realize how incredibly trite and even more incredibly bias the title sounds seeing as this site is completely based around inspiring yourself and others, but I’m not writing... read more

Education Isn’t What it Used to be Part 2

Every education system in the world is being reformed at the moment. And it’s not enough. Reform is no use anymore.  Because that’s simply improving a broken model.  What we need … is not evolution but a revolution in education. – Sir Ken Robinson — So, where were we? Ah yes.  Degrees. My point in saying that degrees are not worth what they used to be worth is not to... read more

Education Isn’t What it Used to be

In the next thirty years, according to UNESCO, more people worldwide will be graduating through education since the beginning of history.  And it’s the combination of … technology and its transformation effect of work, and demography and the huge explosion in population.  Suddenly, degrees aren’t worth anything. – Sir Ken Robinson — To be frank, this is going to be a very... read more

Keeping it Clean

If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk? – Laurence J. Peter — Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as they say.  Religious connotations aside, this article is all about keeping your house, apartment, cottage, room, desk, floor, kitchen counter or whatever other surfaces and areas you inhabit are, clean. I would imagine that most of us, if not... read more
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